In her latest respected work, futurist Hazel Henderson calls for a win-win world founded on cooperation, not domination. She provides a rich, fascinating, detailed, and thoroughly researched and cited look at the waning days of our current dysfunctional global paradigm. Then she looks ahead for a peek at the possible future of a new, healthier paradigm. Though it was justly well-reviewed, this book is not light reading. It is written in conversational language, but it has a scholarly depth and reach. It is a book to study, not flip through. Henderson calls for a complete redesign of every societal system imaginable - from economic and political to social and ethical - all with an eye toward sustaining a global economy and a more humane world view. getAbstract highly recommends this book to readers interested in economic, global, environmental, social, political, and ethical issues.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the mass media has unwittingly become a purveyor of negativity;
- Why the current world economic, political and social conflict paradigm cannot continue indefinitely; and
- Why grassroots activism holds the key to reform.
About the Author
Hazel Henderson is an independent futurist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and a consultant on sustainable development. She is also the author of Creating Alternative Futures, The Politics of the Solar Age, and Paradigms in Progress, and the co-author of The United Nations: Policy and Financing Alternatives. She has served on the boards of many organizations and commissions, and on editorial boards. She taught at the University of California.